Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need

By Nicholas Wyman
"Get ready to relearn everything you thought you knew about what a successful career path can look like. "
Today, unemployment hovers at a near-record high, yet "3.5 million American jobs remain unfilled." Why? Because companies simply cannot find people with the skills they actually need.
The good news is that this skills gap represents unprecedented opportunities for every person seeking a successful and exciting career. But these opportunities can t be found inside the walls of the traditional classroom. Instead, they lie in the myriad ofeducational options that provide the "technical, vocational, and soft skills "on demand in today s workplace, such as:
-Professional certifications: Start your career faster in fields like bioscience aviation, culinary arts, and medical technology.
-Associates degrees Increase earning potential through inexpensive 2-year programs in subjects like civil engineering, environmental science, education, and nursing.
-Apprenticeships Earn while you learn under the direct supervision of a skilled expert. Far beyond the artisan trades, today s apprenticeships can be found at companies like Volkswagen and Siemens.
-Occupational learning Refresh or reboot your skill sets through on-the-job training or online education.
In Job U, you ll learn about these paths to rewarding occupations; where to find them and how to parlay them into the best paying job in any field. And along the way, you ll meet individuals of all ages who have attained their dream jobs through a non-traditional education: from an emergency air paramedic, to a lead mechanic of a racecar team, to an engineer of complex gas turbine generators, to a bestselling cookbook author.
Whether you are recent high school or college graduate, or well along in your career journey, Job U will help you find your way to a more secure and prosperous future."

Winner of the Business: Careers Award of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards A provocative and well-researched look at education and skills development - or the lack thereof in the United States - one of the key issues facing companies, colleges and workers in the U.S. today." -Eric Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens USA " Job U should be required reading for those wanting to know where and how to acquire the in depth knowledge and real world skills needed not just to land a well paying job but to progress up the ladder toward a well paying career. Job U provides common sense, actionable solutions designed to close the skills gap and address the critical issue of economic growth and competitiveness" -Stanley S. Litow, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs & President, IBM International Foundation It s so refreshing to read a book as well written and accessible; that so eloquently nails the problem surrounding the college for everyone mindset.Above all, the marshalling of the growing empirical and case study evidence that marketable and practical skills pays will keep a few of those gilt edged educators awake at night. - Tom Bewick, CEO and Chief Economist at the International Skills Standards Organization Nicholas Wyman has done excellent research . in Wyman s forthcoming book, Job U. Wyman argues that the United States should take a cue from the Germans emphasis on the value of vocational education, particularly in the manufacturing sector, from an early age."-Carrie Sheffield - Forbes"


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Publisher Crown Business
Publish date 01/13/2015
Pages 288
ISBN-13 9780804140782
ISBN-10 0804140782
Language English